Hi, I never told anything about the 4th of july! So, I went outside. First we did a barbecue. A dog ran into our yard. I know a dog named Chester and I thought the dog was Chester, but my mom said “That’s not chester. Chester is smaller!” Oops 😳 … Anyways… We had sparklers!!!! At first I was a little(okay, maybe A LOT) scared, but eventually, I got over my fear of being burnt. I tried it and wanted to do even more!! So I did. After a while, we had to go to my school to watch fireworks. We sat and watched fireworks for a pretty long time. When we were walking, I spotted my cousin and screamed her name! Soon, we went home and they (meaning my cousin) came too! I had TONS of FUN!!! And starting Monday, I had Acting Camp!! I met lots of new people and had lots of fun. I even made a video of me talking about it! I’ll post the video soon…
Okay, so you might be wondering what happened in Florida.(If you have NO IDEA what I’m talking about, look at Disney and Sea world) Well, here it is! On the first day, my mom and one of my little sisters(Soha) dropped me off to the airport. We ate at Dunkin’ Donuts and Cinnabon™ Soon we got in the airplane. I was SO excited! At the airport, I was picked up by my uncle and my grandpa. We went to a restaurant and ate. After that, we went jet skiing! I was a little scared at first, but when I got on, I really liked it!
Me, on the jet ski
It was SO cool! The jet ski was SO fast! After jet skiing, we went to the hotel. We were staying at Hampton Inn. I had to change (I got soaked in jet skiing)!! 😀 After resting at the hotel, we went to Cocoa beach! I had fun there! After that we got food from Mc Donald’s. After eating, we went back to the hotel and slept. I’ll tell you about Day 2 soon!
A very long time ago, 13 colonies were ruled by the king of England, King George lll. These colonies were tired of being ruled by a king who was miles away from them. Two acts of defiance made history. People dumped tea into the Massachusetts Bay on purpose! British Soldiers shot people. This event was called the Massacre. The people of Virginia voted for a group to represent the colonies. In 1774, the Declaration Of Independence was created to have freedom without England ruling over America. It took years for the Declaration to be finished. The draft was accepted on July 4th, 1776. People read the document to others and everyone celebrated. Soon, Independence day was an Official holiday.
The Liberty Bell wasn’t made in the U.S. and wasn’t rung on the first Independence Day. It was actually made in London in 1752, cracked in 1835 and wasn’t named Liberty until the 1830s, in memory of slaves pursuing their freedom.
The 4th of july is sometimes called “America’s Birthday”.
HOW WE CELEBRATE:
People of the US celebrate by watching fireworks, parades, having picnics, and holding sparklers(which are like fireworks on a stick)!
Freedom is when you can do what you do, be who you want to be. You know, be free in the world! What do you think freedom is?
A little about me:
My parents are from Pakistan but we still celebrate Independence Day. We celebrate because we’ve been here for a few years and we love america.
god bless all of america!
Yay!! On July 11th, I’m going to Florida!! Yes, Florida!!!! It’s gonna be SO AWESOME!!!!! I’ll be going to Disney Magic Kingdom!!! And I’ll also be going to Sea World! I’m SO excited! I’ve only been to disney when I was a baby (yes, I literally mean a baby. I was not even 4 yet.) Sea World will be SO awesome!!
Something called Ramadan (Rah-muh-dahn) has started.
WHAT IS RAMADAN? :Ramadan is celebrated by 1 billion Muslims all over the world! Ramadan starts on a different date every year, unlike Christmas. People who celebrate the holiday eat when the sun is setting. That’s called iftar. In Ramadan we fast and go to the mosque. Yesterday and the day before we went to the mosque. WHAT WE DO AT THE MOSQUE: At the mosque we eat, make friends, and pray.. Unfortunately, I made no new friends 🙁 But I DID have fun! 😀
FASTING: Yes, yes. I did fast. Well, since I’m JUST a kid, I did it for half a day. Fasting is when you can’t eat or drink until sunset. You have to get up at 3:30 and eat, that’s called sehri. For half a day, you can’t eat or drink until noon.
Yes I know, that felt like you were reading. And that’s because you WERE!! Well, that’s Ramadan, Fasting, and the Mosque.